Nearly 100 Kern County students are visiting the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster to sample healthy food items for school meals.
They will rate the food items after the tasting to give feedback about what items will be best for Kern County lunch rooms.
Hosted by the Partners in Nutrition Cooperative (PinCo), which is made up of 40 California school districts (including 23 from Kern County), is the second largest and only school-managed school food purchasing co-op in California. PinCo maintains a 25,000 square foot warehouse in Bakersfield with an average inventory of 125,000 cases of product with a value of more than $3 million.
PinCo districts served 26,763,000 lunches in the 2015-2016 school year.